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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really liked the application IU got me instead of the common app. It allowed me to customize my own profile to suit my persona better and allow me to translate my ability to succeed well at IU. I feel as though every college should have both access to common apps and their own applications because each college can make an application more suited to their needs. It also makes tech at each college easier because you can directly give out student IDs and passwords in a easier fashion with custom applications.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really like being at Indiana University. It gives me a lot of options and I like all of my classes.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The teaching and education i am getting is fantastic.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I believe it is a wonderful school and I absolutely love the campus. That is what made me fall in love with the school.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I had my eyes set on Loyola University in Chicago. I got accepted and received scholarships, but not quite enough. It was too expensive. So, I had to settle for my number two school; Indiana University Bloomington. The main reason I was hesitant to go to IU was because I was worried about being around all the same people as I was in high school. I'm from Fort Wayne, IN, and sometimes it seems like the entire city goes to IU. But that was honestly the only thing I could find wrong with the school. It's a beautiful campus, it's the perfect distance from home, and once I was actually there I realized that I only had to see people from home if I wanted to. I made so many friends from all over the country. I love the size of campus. I had good experiences with all of my professors. Looking back on my freshman year, I can not imagine having gone anywhere else.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I applied to my current school because my mother told me to. Little did I know, I'd actually love it. The atmosphere on campus is electric and I am a proud Hoosier. Everybody on campus supports one another and that is very important for a school to have. They also make transitions between years very easy. Not to mention, the opportunities offered are like none other that I have seen (all big four accounting firms and household names such as Macy's, Target, etc. recruit heavy out of the school). I would choose this school all over again in a heartbeat. I learned so much about myself and other people which is something I didn't expect after one year on campus. The pride, spirit, and support are what make me secure in my decision.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: IU has so many opportunities.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've enjoyed attending all of my classes and have gained lots of experience and valuable knowledge.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Although I will begin attendance in the fall, have had an extremely positive experience thus far.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love IU it is exactly what i wanted in a school.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: haven't lived off campus yet but heard its pretty nice and convienent

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: nice party atmosphere, usually can find at least a few parties every weekend.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: so many different places to go to and/or have delivered.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Food on campus is okay just gets boring after eating mainly the same things for months on end or eating the ramen noodles your mom sent you in a care package. but the meal plans and 60% off for students is nice because you never worry about running out of points.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus has its pros and cons. Pros, well its on campus for one so you're always just a fifteen minute walk or 2-5 minute bus ride from buildings your classes may be in. Another pro would be that you get to make new friends from different places because they live on your floor in your dorm and you see them often. Cons, there is limited privacy and personal space, if you want a quiet place to study you might have to go find a study room or go to the library since usually your room is occupied by your roommates. but id never recommend someone to not live in a dorm at least one year of college because it is an overall great experience.

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I haven't gotten any scholarships that i applied for.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus isn't that bad.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: People usually don'y pay that much attention to stuff like this but you can if you like it.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Much more reasonably priced than on-campus housing and you don't have to deal with the ridiculous meal plan

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: You can find parties easily but also avoid them if you want to. IU is a party school and a lot of people partake.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Bloomington has great food! Try The Owelry for vegetarian options, Mikado for sushi, the poutine at Farm is to die for.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I got noise complaints from my hall a couple of times. It's super easy to have people visit.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got plenty of aid and with in-state tuition it is affordable

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The meal plan is a ripoff overall, and if you live in Forest you run out of mealpoints quick

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are lots of housing options and various communities that you can choose to live in. The meal plan is a ripoff and I'm moving off campus for sophomore year-- dorm life is fun for awhile but gets old quick.

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IU is a well-rounded school, excelling in everything from academics to athletics. The fact that it offers something for almost everyone is the testimony given by the student body; over 40,000 kids from all over the world found IU and have made it their home for four years or more. IU’s campus is an original place in an isolated little town, and while it may be in the middle of nowhere, it doesn’t take long for most students to find something that makes it feel a little more like home.

Most of the complaints about IU involve its large size, and if you’re looking for the kind of school where everybody knows everyone else’s names, this isn’t the right place for you. However, the faculty, staff, and general population of Indiana University all work together to make an otherwise intimidating atmosphere feel a bit more accepting. There are so many opportunities here that your experience at IU is undoubtedly what you make of it. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to gain admission, you don’t have to be a long-time binge-drinker to have a great social life, and you barely even have to leave your dorm room to make friends. Ultimately, these are just a few of the many positives that make the college experience in Bloomington, Indiana the most memorable and most educational years of your life.

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